From Séverine Morel’s piece for L’Oeil de la Photographie:
Since 2005, Lori Nix has been meticulously at work on her series entitled “The City.” Building tiny dioramas in her studio in Brooklyn, she then photographs the intricately detailed constructions with an 8 x 10-inch view camera. The painstakingly obsessive process is slow going with only a few artworks produced each year. In 2010, ClampArt exhibited eleven of the large-scale photographs from the series. For the 2013 show, nine prints will be on display, representing Nix’s move toward the end of this particular body of work. “The City” (2005-2013) imagines indoor, post-apocalyptic, urban scenes—what remains after all the humans are dead and gone.